|COVID-19 patients leave Đà Nẵng city’s Lung hospital after a 17-day treatment. Photo courtesy of Trần Ngọc
ĐÀ NẴNG — Several critical COVID-19 patients have recovered and been released from Đà Nẵng’s Lung hospital after 17-day treatment. They now need a two-week home quarantine period.
Director of the hospital Dr Lê Thành Phúc said four patients had been taken to the hospital with a series of severe conditions such as hypertension, pneumonia, respiratory distress, obesity and strokes, but doctors did their best to save them during the city’s lockdown.
Phúc said a male patient, 82, who suffered stroke and half-body paralysis, was one of the most severe emergency cases at the hospital. He has now tested negative twice with SARS-COV-2 after two weeks.
He said another COVID-19 patient, aged 64, who was diagnosed with tuberculosis and SARS-COV-2 infection on August 23, had recovered by September 8.
A 60-year-old COVID-19 patient with obesity and respiratory distress was among 162 recovered COVID-19 patients on Wednesday.
The city’s Centre for Disease Control said the number of SARS-COV-2 community infection cases has had remained under 15 per day since September 1, while more than 100 COVID-19 patients were released from hospitals each day over the last five days.
Only 55 out of 1,600 (3.4 per cent) COVID-19 patients have been diagnosed with severe conditions. The number of dead COVID-19 patient (47) in the city has remained at one per cent since May, according to the centre.
It said 108,000 people, including 52,000 residents, workers, traders and service providers, have been given the first shot of vaccine. Forty-one foreigners working at international organisations and diplomatic agencies were vaccinated as of Wednesday.
More than 400,000 vaccine doses will be arriving to the city for mass injection with a target of all citizens getting at least one shot of the vaccine by the end of September.
Hội An city in Quảng Nam province has allowed coffee and food shops to open again with 50 per cent of seats available, as well as a gathering of 20 people in public spaces.
Commodities and transport services resumed between Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam Province, but drivers and logistics service providers must leave Đà Nẵng within 12 hours. — VNS